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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Coffee Time - Impressionistic representational acrylic still life painting of coffee cup and cookies by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Coffee Time"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on stretched canvas

This painting was done from a photo Lela Stankovic posted for the Paint and Draw Together Blogspot Challenge.  I liked the chiaroscuro challenge of it.  Chiaroscuro is derived from the the latin words, chiaro meaning light and scuro meaning dark.  It provides such a dramatic effect.  Of course Rembrandt was the master of this technique, along with Caravaggio...if only I could channel them.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Winter's Snowy Lane - acrylic impressionistic palette knife landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

SOLD
Winter's Snowy Lane
11" x 14"
Acrylic on canvas

I overlooked posting this painting from my winter series on my blogspot.  I really wanted it included because there are clients and buyers who appreciate winter painting all year long and not just in the winter.  That it sold, is proof of that.  It is one of the 4 winter scenes that I was inspired to paint because of the heavy snows that we got this past winter.  This is the lane that goes up to our neighbors' house and property. However, if you make a right hand turn after approximately the 4th tree, you would end up in our parking pad.   This painting was done mainly with a palette knife.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at: